Archive for October 2010

Review "The Rip Nelson Halloween Spooktacular": A Tricky Treat

Hell in a Handbag Productions presents THE RIP NELSON HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULARAt Mary’s Attic, 5400 N. ClarkWritten by David CerdaDirected by Cheryl SnodgrassFridays and Saturdays at 7:30 Thru November 6th Added October 31st at 7:30Buy TicketsRunning Time:  Approximately sixty minutes with no intermission Reviewed by Katy Walsh Wooga – Wooga!   It’s 1976!  Television programming is all... Read more »

Review: "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers": Love at 1st Sight Multiplied by 7!

Drury Lane Theatre Oakbrook presents SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERSAt 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois Based on the MGM Film and “The Sobbin’ Women” by Stephen Vincent BenetBook by Lawrence Kasha and David LandayLyrics by Johnny MercerMusic by Gene de PaulNew songs by Al Kasha and Joel HirschhornMusic direction by Roberta DuchakDirected by Bill... Read more »

7, 26, 3, K, 4: The combination to Rip Shaw before Seagull!

I’m mostly playing the numbers and letter this stretch of 8 in 7! 10.20.10  Seven Brides & Seven Brothers at Drury Lane Oakbrook 10.21.10  26 Miles by Teatro Vista and Rivendell Theatre at Chicago Dramatists 10.22.10  Rip Nelson by Hell in a Handbag Productions at Mary’s Attic 10.23.10  Candide by ChicagoShaw at Ruth Page Theatre 10.23.10  3 Sisters... Read more »
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Review "CARMEN": Party Girl Makes The Party!

Lyric Opera of Chicago presents CARMEN In the Ardis Krainik Theatre, 20 N. Wacker Composed by Georges Bizet Libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halevy Based on the novella “Carmen” by Prosper Merimee Performed in French in Four ActsProjected English titles by Francis RizzoConducted by Alain AltinogluStage directed by Harry SilversteinRemaining performances on October 20th,... Read more »

Review "To Kill A Mockingbird": Classic Shined to Perfection!

Steppenwolf for Young Adults presents TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD In the Upstairs Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted Written By Harper Lee Dramatized by Christopher Sergel Directed by Hallie Gordon Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30, Saturdays and Sundays at 3pm Weekly matinees, Tuesday through Friday at 10am available for school groups only Thru November 18th Buy Tickets... Read more »

Review "COMPANY": Marriages Look Perfect But That's Not What I Hear!

Griffin Theatre presents COMPANYAt Stage 773, 1225 W. BelmontMusic and lyrics by Stephen SondheimBook by George Furth Musical direction by Allison KaneDirected by Jonathan BerryFridays and Sundays at 7:30, Sundays at 3pmThru November 14th Buy TicketsRunning time:  Two hours and ten minutes with a ten minute intermission Reviewed by Katy Walsh SWM, 35, ISO…  ‘somebody,... Read more »
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Review "Me too, I am Catherine Deneuve": Absolument fabuleux!

EXTENDS Thru December 4th Trap Door Theatre presents ME TOO, I AM CATHERINE DENEUVEAt 1655 W. CortlandWritten by Pierre NotteTranslated by David BradbyDirected by Valery WarnotteThursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pmThru November 20th Buy TicketsRunning Time:  Approximately ninety minutes with no intermission Reviewed by Katy Walsh ‘I’ll have what I want, when I want it.’... Read more »

"Me too" then "Company" before I "Kill" "Carmen"!

This weekend, it starts and ends with a diva! 10.14.10  Me to, I am Catherine Deneuve at Trap Door Theatre 10.15.10  Company by Griffin Theatre at Stage 773 10.16.10  To Kill a Mockingbird at Steppenwolf Theatre 10.16.10  Carmen at the Lyric Opera

Review "At Home At The Zoo": Attacks with Brutal Humor

Victory Gardens Theater presents AT HOME AT THE ZOOAt Victory Gardens Biograph Theater, 2433 N. LincolnWritten by Edward AlbeeDirected by Dennis ZacekTuesdays through Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 3pmThru October 31stBuy TicketsRunning Time:  Two hours includes a fifteen minute intermission Reviewed by Katy Walsh Which is worse:  being told by a loved one that ‘we... Read more »
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Review "BASH": Labute's Three Kinds of Evil!

Brikenbrak Theatre Project, i/a/w Gorilla Tango Capital presents     Bash     Written by Neil Labute Directed by Paul Cosca Viaduct Theatre, 3111 N. Western (map) through October 31  |  tickets: $15  |  more info Reviewed by Katy Walsh Deathbed confessions are absolution rites to get to the afterlife. Reality show confessionals are bragging rights to... Read more »